Category: Crypto-currency

EOS – Infrastructure for Decentralized Application

https://eos.io/ White Paper. EOS is trying to compete with Ethereum as a platform for Blockchain applications by focusing on scalability and speed for decentralized applications. It is based on Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) Consensus algorithm invented by Daniel Larimer (Co-founder of EOS). Video link to different consensus mechanisms by Andreas M. Antonopoulos here. EOS has

Stellar – (Lumins) XLM, Disrupting the banking industry with unique consensus protocol.

https://www.stellar.org/ White paper link. Github link. Stellar was founded in 2014.Stellar is structured as a Non Profit Organization. Stellar is an open-sourced payment protocol founded by Jed McCaleb and Joyce Kim. Jed was co-founder of Ripple  and Mt. Gox. Joyce Kim is now co-founded a blockchain based venture capital firm called SparkChain Capital. Currently Stellar’s crypto-currency called

BitPay – Get Paid in Bitcoins

https://bitpay.com/ BitPay was founded in 2011. BitPay is the largest Bitcoin payment processor in the world.BitPay is one of the earliest Bitcoin payment processing companies in the crypto-world. BitPay’s mission was to make it easy for businesses to accept Bitcoin as a payment mechanism. BitPay was early on understanding that Bitcoin would revolutionize payments industry.

zk-SNARKs – Privacy for Blockchain

zk-SNARKs stands for Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge Proofs. If your in crypto space, you might have heard about “zk-SNARKs” . Details are either sketchy or explained in a very complex way. Even the white paper from Ethereum has complex explanation to be easily understandable. So it takes some time to wrap around this concept. FYI#

Prism – World’s first platform for portfolios of assets.

https://prism.exchange/ Prism is built by ShapeShift.io. (ShapeShift is famous platform for crypto asset conversion and exchange). Currently Prism is under private beta and users can join their waitlist. Prism is a first of a kind platform for creating portfolios of assets. Prism, is an Ethereum based decentralized application. It does not have its own token. Prism

RootStock – Smart Contracts for Bitcoin

http://www.rsk.co/ Github location: https://github.com/RSKSmart This blog post is different than others. Rootstock or RSK is not a decentralized app. Rootstock is still work in progress. Its a complete new paradigm improving the Bitcoin platform. Currently Bitcoin platform is extremely slow in transaction processing (7 transactions per second) and Bitcoin does not allow conditional flows. Rootstock is

Dmarket – decentralized marketplace for virtual goods

https://dmarket.io/ Dmarket is a Ukraine based startup which plans to bring decentralized marketplace for virtual goods in the gaming world.  The white paper is listed here. Dmarket is a fully decentralized application on blockchain platform leveraging. Currently , they are leveraging Ethereum ERC-20 tokens for the ICO, and later will be incentivizing users through their

Steemit – Decentralized reddit

https://steemit.com Steemit is the next generation of social applications which incentivize users for engagement on their platform by leveraging the power of blockchains and crypocurrency. Important to note that Steemit is not a fully decentralized application (where entire data is stored in distributed manner), but only a blockchain based data model is distributed to leverage the
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